Fruit & Nuts
Michigan State University Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches, strawberries and hops. These educational resources provide valuable help to Michigan growers and consumers regarding fruit pest management, food safety, business management, food processing, horticultural practices, irrigation and weed management.
September 16, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | The Michigan Nut Growers Association is holding an educational program and potluck on Saturday, October 4 at DeKleine Orchards in Hudsonville, Michigan.
September 15, 2014 | David Schweikhardt | The 2014 farm bill contains new farm programs that will require complex decisions by farmers. There are actions that should be taken now to prepare for the decisions that must be made during the coming months.
September 15, 2014 | Diane L. Smith | Greg Morano shares his success story of growing his food sales. Find out how he uses placement, relationship, pricing and demos to increase sales.
September 15, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | More nymph and adult brown marmorated stink bugs were caught during the week of Sept. 5-11, 2014, at seven sites in Berrien, Lenawee and Ingham counties. Homeowners in Berrien County are starting to report them in greater number.
September 12, 2014 | Mark Longstroth | Cool, rainy weather delays harvest and set up bunch rot diseases. Wine and juice grape growers are waiting for sugar levels to rise to begin harvest. We have the potential for a very large crop of Concord and Niagara grapes.
September 12, 2014 | Satoru Miyazaki | Participants at the 2014 IR-4 Food Use and Biopesticide Workshop identified the most important research projects for the 2015 IR-4 food-use research program.
September 11, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | A look at what season-long patterns in 2014 compared with 2013 tell us about spotted wing Drosophila in Michigan fruit crops.
September 11, 2014 | Diane L. Smith | Starting and growing a business in food, agriculture and natural resources is one focus of Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference. Learn about the role of community leaders, and how entrepreneurs are important to your community.
September 11, 2014 | Diane L. Smith | Are you reaching your capacity in food processing and need someone else to make it in larger quantities? Learn how to shop for a co-packer to ensure you make an informed decision that will help your business grow.
September 11, 2014 | Diane L. Smith | Starting a commercial food business or changing your business activities to a commercial business will affect much more than just the licensing of your product. Learn where you can gain more knowledge about the steps needed to accomplish this.
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Date: Sep 19, 2014
Location: Forgotten Harvest Farm 9153 Major Rd Fenton, MI 48430
Date: Oct 1, 2014
Location: Muskegon County Building, 133 East Apple Avenue, Room 203, Muskegon, MI 49442
Date: Oct 4, 2014
Location: DeKleine Orchards, 1887 32nd Avenue, Hudsonville, MI 49426
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Grape Days
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Christmas Trees
- Michigan MarketMaker
- Michigan Spring Peach Update
- Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show
- Statewide & Regional Fruit Meetings
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management School